Corbin man among three people charged with trafficking meth in Knox County
A Corbin man was among three people arrested Wednesday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine.
Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Billy W. Hopkins, 57, of Corbin, Charles W. Morris, 47, of London, and Beverly S. Bentley, 54, of London following an investigation that began following a complaint of a man walking around an abandoned home on Watch Road off of U.S. 25E.
Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, stated that deputies spoke with the man, later identified as Morris. Deputies recovered to plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine from Morris.
As a result, Morris was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine, and public intoxication – controlled substance.
In addition, deputies service Morris with three outstanding warrants out of Laurel County, charging him with parole violation on a charge of second-degree burglary, and failure to pay fines on charges of first-degree criminal trespassing, public intoxication – controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and contempt of court.
Through the course of the investigation, deputies were led to a camper trailer parked in an fenced lot on Watch Road, where they encountered Hopkins and Bentley.
Deputies located four more plastic baggies of suspected methamphetamine, six suboxone tablets, marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, including two sets of digital scales, and more than $875 in cash.
Hopkins and Bentley were each charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
In addition, Hopkins was charged with possession of marijuana – less than 8 ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bentley faces additional charges of resisting arrest, and two bench warrants out of Laurel County, on charges of probation violation for a second-degree burglary charge, and failure to pay the fine on a first-degree criminal trespassing charge.
Hopkins, Morris and Bentley were each lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.